Thursday, August 18, 2011

FTL153 & CFC15 - So Happy For You

I made a few cards for this week's Clean and Simple FTL153 & CAS-ual Friday's 15.  They joined together for this past Friday's sketch!

I grabbed my Penny Black "Sparklers" stamp and inked it up with some Distress Inks.  Before stamping, I spritzed it with water and came out with this result:

Then - as Jennifer McGuire calls it - I did 'second generation' stamp by spritzing again with water without re-inking the stamp and came out with this:

I embossed a Papertrey Ink sentiment on vellum and wrapped it around the image.

I did a few color combinations. Here is my pink/green combo with PTI sentiment:

Here's the sketch layout if you're interested!

Hope you have a great day!!!

Thanks for your visit!


lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous cards Maria! I especially love how you have done the 'second generation' stamping, I've not tried that yet. It looks amazing!

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, I just love your take on that sketch, Maria! The white space looks amazing, and I love the stamping. That dandelion stamp is so cute. Love the vellum embossed sentiments, too. :)

jimlynn said...

They're great! Really like the look of these after the spritzing with water.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Gorgeous!!! These are such pretty cards with a watercolor look and so CAS, love them. Will have to CASE these :)

Monica said...

Hi Maria,

You are coming out with serious gems these the first one and the second generation one. Thanks for sharing the technique... will give it a go.

xxx Monica

Alberta said...

Love the technique. Great colors. Very Pretty!

Meg said...

I love how perfectly the water technique works with this stamp! I think I even like the second generation one more than the first. Love it in pink, too!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful collection of cards! I bet these would sell like hot cakes as a set at the craft fairs.

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